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From "John D. Ament" <>
Subject Re: Name search
Date Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:31:30 GMT
So, my honest opinion is that Droids would be bad to use from a naming
stand point.  The name search is meant to indicate whether something is
commonly known and would be uniquely identifiable as an organization.

I don't think, based on the original search results, that "Droids" will


On Mon, Aug 18, 2014 at 3:45 PM, Richard Frovarp <>

> On 08/07/2014 07:46 AM, Tim Williams wrote:
>> On Thu, Aug 7, 2014 at 8:11 AM, John D. Ament <>
>> wrote:
>>> So, the first step is for you guys to tell me how you got to the name
>>> "Droids."  I'm assuming it was established before the podling name search
>>> came into existence.
>> It started as a Labs project[1] and predates the name search.  It's
>> hard to recall exactly but it feels like it also predates the
>> popularization of "Android" as well.  I gather most folks think more
>> of the Star Wars sense.
>> Thanks,
>> --tim
>> [1] -
>> mbox/%3C1170850642.8380.31.camel@localhost%3E
> Thorsten named it, but I'm guessing you're right.
> Since Android and the Droid line (mostly from Verizon and Motorola) came
> out, more people are going to think it is Android related than not. What do
> we need to do for the name search? Do we just abort and develop a new name?
> Would that make life easier when it comes to this process?
> Thanks for your help,
> Richard

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